Who Should Attend:
Accounting and finance staff, policy makers, or any utility employee with an interest in ratemaking and/or cost of service analysis.
This two-day class is offered as part of the NWPPA Utility Accounting and Finance Certificate Program. It provides an introduction to utility ratemaking and the potential impact to utilities in our restructured industry. Participants will develop an understanding of the theory surrounding unbundled rates and the development of unit costs by function (generation, transmission, distribution, etc.), customer class, or rate schedule. Rate design in a competitive environment will be a key topic covered in the course.
A demonstration of the cost of service calculation spreadsheet will be held on day two. This complex tool will allow you to enter a variety of variables or scenarios specific to your utility and is quite capable of guiding your ratemaking process.
Russ Schneider, Gail Tabone, and Steve Andersen, EES Consulting, Inc.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as refreshment breaks, will be provided on both days.
Course Location & Hotel Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
Room rate: $133 for a single/double
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 23, 2019, to secure this rate. Call reservations, 800-757-6131 and ask for the NWPPA Unbundled Cost of Service Group rate, or use this link to book online: http://group.doubletree.com/NWPPA_UnbundledCostofService
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one registration, get the second 50% off.
To receive this discounted rate, please contact Jenny Keesey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 816-1458 for details.
Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $940
Utility Member Standard: $1,015
Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $1,410
Associate Member Standard: $1,485
Non-member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $2,820
Non-member Standard: $2,895
Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.
This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.